Fluency is every language learner’s ultimate goal. We all hope we can become almost indistinguishable from a native speaker, but we are often told that if we didn’t start learning the language as a child, we will never be as good as a native speaker. However, this is not true and mastering native-like English is possible with a few tricks.;
In this article, we share three key steps to help you learn English like a native speaker.
For starters, don’t be deceived by the notion that you cannot master the language because you’re not a native speaker. In reality, native speakers make many spoken mistakes, both while speaking and writing. They often use incorrect sentence structures and can at times have a surprisingly limited vocabulary.;
Listen and repeat
Secondly, listening and repeating is key. Either listen to a native speaker friend or watch an English show and imitate the pronunciation. Pay some attention to the movement of the mouth, to the flow of their sentences, and to their pauses. Once you attain a rhythm within the language, the learning process becomes subconscious.
A third step to take is to learn and practice idiomatic expressions. These are essential to your effort to fashionably express your thoughts and ideas in a way only a true master of the language can.
Learn from native speakers
Italki is a language learning platform that allows you to learn English on your own terms. We connect you with English teachers and native speakers that will guide your language learning process, correct your pronunciation and help you improve your weakness, so you attain native-like mastery of the language as fast as possible.
On italki, you can book a class from wherever you want, whenever you want. You won’t have to commit to a structured, regular classroom environment: learn when you have free time.